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Augusta man loses $900 in Masters ticket scam

Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 10:45 PM
Last updated Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 12:15 AM
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A 26-year-old Augusta man is out $900 after trying to buy 10 tickets to the 2014 Masters tournament through Craigslist, according to an incident report from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.

The victim, who filed the report at the sheriff’s office Tuesday, said he first responded to a $900 ad on Craigslist for 10 Masters tickets in October.

The victim said he met the seller and was shown an official document with the Augusta National seal that stated he had received tickets from the golf course.

The victim made an initial money-order payment of $400 and then a second payment of $500, but since has not received his tickets or been able to reach the seller.

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teaparty
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teaparty 01/22/14 - 09:53 am
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there is one born every
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there is one born every minute, if it is to good to be true it usually is

redfish
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redfish 01/22/14 - 10:02 am
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There is a term for what happened to the guy...

It is called "education". For only $900, the guy learned a lifelong lesson. He should be thankful and move on.

corgimom
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corgimom 01/22/14 - 10:19 am
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And then he was going to turn

And then he was going to turn around and resell them.

Karma.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 01/22/14 - 10:33 am
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Unreal

I don't believe I would have told anybody and exposed such stupidity.

my.voice
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my.voice 01/22/14 - 11:19 am
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MONEY ORDER = MONEY BYE BYE

MONEY ORDER = MONEY GO BYE BYE

Just My Opinion
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Just My Opinion 01/22/14 - 12:28 pm
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Corgi, I think you'te

Corgi, I think you'te absolutely correct.

jrsc429
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jrsc429 01/22/14 - 02:47 pm
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can't trust the internet

Abraham Lincoln said, "You can't believe everything you see on the Internet." We can add Craigslist and Ebay to the list. 'Official document with the Augusta National seal' means I would have called the Augusta National to confirm the document.

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rmwhitley 01/22/14 - 04:49 pm
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10 Masters
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tickets for $900.00. That was the scalping rate in the early 60's.

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kiwiinamerica 01/24/14 - 12:15 am
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10 tickets?
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That's a likely resale value in the thousands of dollars. For a modest outlay of $900, this guy was probably anticipating making a very nice little earner for himself at the expense of golf groupies who'd pay anything to enter the holy of holies.

Instead, he was the one who got stiffed.

Feel good story of the day.

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bdouglas 01/24/14 - 11:18 am
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They haven't sent out tickets

They haven't sent out tickets to anyone yet. The only thing anybody has gotten--legitimately or otherwise--is notification that they will be getting them. Maybe he should keep waiting on the tickets to arrive....... (c;

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